NamePros : PayPal refunded payment linked to fraudulent domain sales

Quite unsurprisingly, PayPal refunded payments for domains that were fraudulently sold, but not those sent as a “gift.” A massive new fraud incident that was squashed at NamePros, unveiled some interesting facts: About 80% of all fraud that has taken place on NamePros over the past couple years, which is still a relatively small number, […]

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Insight Investment Management .CO : Fraud attempt halted via UDRP outcome

The Respondent in a UDRP against the domain insightinvestment.co, attempted to facilitate fraud in a novel way. After registering the domain that closely matched the .com, Hossein Fazlollahi of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, sent an email to the executives of Insight Investment Management Ltd., a British company: “Good morning, Atul, – Can you please do […]

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CentralNic : Fraudulent domain invoices seeking payment

CentralNic sent out a warning to its customers, notifying them of a fraud campaign targeting domain name registrants and registrars. The fraudulent communication uses mailed invoices impersonating CentralNic; the bank accounts, however belong to the fraudsters. The email notification about this scam from CentralNic follows: We have recently become aware of a postal fraud campaign […]

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The Halvarez Diaries – Part 1

The Snapnames scandal that involved the former VP of Engineering, Nelson “Halvarez” Brady, has intrigued the investigation team of DomainGang. After lots of research in the area frequented by Halvarez, we managed to get hold of his personal diaries, excerpts of which we will publish in a series of posts. WARNING: Some of the diary […]

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